Monday, July 15, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 7/15/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


AJ Pollock is doing everything he can to make sure we haven't forgotten him. Since coming back from the IL on Friday he has gone 6-for-14 with two home runs with six RBI's. On Saturday he said, via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
“It’s only two games, but I like where I’m at,” Pollock said. “Physically, feel great, my legs feel really good and I’m in a good place health-wise. Hopefully I can have different results than my first go-round. It’s fun to get back. It’s a great group to be part of.”
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2019. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1960 play at Candlestick Park is halted for 24 minutes after Giants first baseman Willie McCovey hits a Don Drysdale pitch in the second inning to shallow left field that no one can see due to thick fog. McCovey is given a "invisible triple." In 2004 Eric Gagne records his 24th save of the season, helping defeat the Diamondbacks, 4-3. The save is his 130th as a Dodger -- breaking Jeff Shaw's record for most career saves in franchise history. In 2017 Cody Bellinger hit for a cycle against the Marlins at Marlins Park -- becoming the first Dodger rookie to have ever done so. You can watch highlights of the game here.
  • Happy Birthday, Dan McGannBruce EdwardsJames BaldwinMiguel Olivo!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 7/12/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


Dodger fans have always traveled well.

Featured above is a group of avid Brooklyn Dodger fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia on the last day of the 1949 season, October 2nd. The team only had a one game lead over the Cardinals going into this last game, so fans dutifully headed south in hopes that their presence would push their club over the finish line.

It worked.

The Dodgers defeated the Phillies, 9-7, and won the National League Pennant. In celebration, these fans proudly display their affection for the team.... Although, I suspect these rooters were showing off this placard throughout the game.

Below are more links to check out:

Thursday, July 11, 2019

An eBay Auction Win - Don Newcombe Fan Taken Photo Snapshot


There's nothing I love more than an oddball Dodger collectible to add to my collection. Featured above is circa 1949-50 fan-taken snapshot of Dodger hurler Don Newcombe with two fans. Originally taken during Spring Training, we do not know much about who the two gents are, or the circumstances surrounding the photo, but I think it's fair to say that this is one-of-a-kind. Best yet, this purchase was probably one of my best ever -- I took it home for less than $10 delivered.

On a side note, the seller had one other snapshot available for sale that featured Jackie Robinson and his son playing a little bit of ball. I had hoped to take that one home too, but bidding was furious. It ended up selling for $174. Check out that photo below.

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2019 Topps Now - Moment Of The Week - #MOW-14 - Cody Bellinger


For the first time a Dodger is a part of the 'Moment of the Week' Topps Now set. Over the past couple of years Topps has been polling collectors online to determine what event should receive a 'Moment of the Week' card. This weeks winner features Cody Bellinger, along with Christian Yelich and Pete Alonso, and it makes note of their 30 home runs before the All-Star break. Go here to check it out and order. Below is what's written on the reverse:
Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger and Pete Alonso became the first of at least three players to reach 30 home runs before the MLB All-Star Game break since 1998, when Mark McGwire, Ken Griffey, Jr., Sammy Sosa and Greg Vaughn reached the plateau. Yelich, Bellinger and Alonso have all been consistent forces, each carrying batting averages of at least .280 and driving in at least 65 runs.

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Blog Kiosk: 7/11/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


Here's a fun pic of Don Drysdale with Greg Brady.
Learning the Curves -- Famous Baseball hurler Don Drysdale instructs Barry Williams in the art of throwing the curve ball between scenes of "The Dropout" segment of "The Brady Bunch,"in which Drysdale guest stars. Episode airs Friday, Sept. 25, 7:30 pm ET over ABC-TV. Barry Williams becomes a conceited Little Leaguer after Drysdale compliments him on his pitching.
Photo above found on eBay (link here). Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodges HistoryIn 1958 the Los Angeles City Council declared this day to be 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game Day' -- celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic baseball song. In a pregame ceremony at the LA Memorial Coliseum, the Dodgers honor lyricist Jack Norworth by presenting him with a lifetime pass to any American or National League game. In 1978 Steve Garvey becomes the first two-time All-Star Game MVP in Baseball history. Garv recorded a game-tying, two-run single in the 3rd inning, a triple and run scored in the 8th inning to help the NL to beat the AL, 7-3In 1980 the Dodgers sold knuckleballer Charlie Hough to the Rangers.
  • Happy BirthdayPop SchriverMilt StockClarence BlethenBinky JonesVito TamulisHal GreggDick GrayAndy AshbyBilly Ashley & Jon Meleon!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019